Fat Tuesday in Hastings

Tweet This year Hastings celebrated its tenth anniversary of the Fat Tuesday music festival. Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, is the carnival-style celebration which brings in the fasting season of Lent. Much like Jack in the Green, Hastings’ celebration of May Day, Fat Tuesday is notoriously known for the amount drinking which takes place. University of Brighton student Adam Rowson lives in Hastings, and offers an insight to the day.    

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How hard is it for graduates to get a job after finishing university?

Tweet With the university year almost over, students in their final year have almost certainly started looking for jobs in their area of expertise, but how easy is this? From rejections, to not even getting a response, at some point in most people’s life, there will be a job you want but unfortunately don’t get. For new graduates this can be a regular occurrence. So why is this? Annie-Mae Ashton, a psychology graduate believes that graduates struggle to get jobs because of the competitive nature of some jobs as well…

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Brexit uncertainty casts doubt over Hastings’ fishing future

Tweet Hastings fishermen have declared worries over their industry’s future as the wait for the UK’s exit from the European Union continues. Since the date for Brexit passed on March 29th, concerns have been growing as MPs resume debating on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. The earliest the UK can leave is June 1st, though it’s likely Brexit could be delayed even further, as Britain are set to vote in the upcoming European elections. Mick Barrow, a committee member at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, started fishing when he was 15 until his…

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University experience and guidance

Tweet With their dissertations handed in, and the end of the year approaching, Brighton third years have had their say about their time at the University, their favourite part and any advice they would give. Harry Williams, Will Whittington and Matt Jones from the Sport Journalism course shared their opinions and are well worth listening to for students just starting their University experience and wondering what to expect. Most notable is Whittington who finishes by saying “Enjoy it whilst it lasts, it goes quickly. You wouldn’t think when you first…

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The People’s FC: YouTube’s first charity football team

Tweet The People’s FC have raised over £1000 since they were first created, but who is the man behind YouTube’s first and only charity football team? Kye Trott, after the devastating passing of his friend due to suicide, created the team to help raise money for charity and raise awareness about all charities. Originally the 21-year-old’s main intention was to raise money for his friend’s family, but since then The People’s FC have played games raising money for the Heart4More Foundation, Cancer Research and even for a family with no…

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